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John Café

John Café, London silversmith, apprenticed to James Gould 1730, free 1740. 1st mark, largeworker, 1740. 2nd mark 1742. Took his brother William Cafe as apprentice 1742. Livery 1746. John died c.1757 and his apprentices Thomas Hannam and John Perry were turned over to William Cafe. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks.

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John Café

John Café, London silversmith, apprenticed to James Gould 1730, free 1740. 1st mark, largeworker, 1740. 2nd mark 1742. Took his brother William Cafe as apprentice 1742. Livery 1746. John died c.1757 and his apprentices Thomas Hannam and John Perry were turned over to William Cafe. Both William and John were known for their cast candlesticks.

  • 1754

    John Café

    10150 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

    £950

    An attractive antique silver taperstick with hexafoil shell base, rope borders and an intricately shaped stem. Cast silver. Good size and weight. Owner’s initials “W.M” engraved underneath. Weight 180 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Height 13.3cm. Base diameter 8.7cm. London 1754. Maker John Cafe. Sterling silver.

  • 1754 - 1755

    John Café

    10149 George II Antique Silver Candelabra Suite

    £19,500

    Antique silver candelabra from this period are very rare and the additional pair of matching candlesticks add to the splendour of this set. A fine set of two-light silver candelabras of naturalistic rococo design with removable branches, the candlesticks with large hand engraved armorials. The four candlesticks can be used on their own. All pieces are made of heavy cast silver. Weight 4597 grams, 14 troy ounces. Height 42.5cm (top of candelabra), 27.2cm (candlestick). London 1754-55. Maker John Café, specialist candlestick maker. Sterling silver.

  • 1751

    John Café

    9216 George II Antique Silver Tapersticks

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    A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with stepped bases and shell corners. Cast silver. One with a hand engraved crest. Total weight 290 grams, 9.3 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base width 7.4 cm. Marked underneath in four corners with English silver hallmarks for London 1751. Maker John Cafe, known for his candlesticks. Sterling silver.

  • 1762

    John Café

    9334 George III Antique Silver Candlesticks

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    A good pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Each has a hand engraved crest to one corner of the base. Weight 1087 grams, 34.9 troy ounces. Height 25 cm. Base 11.3 x 11.3 cm. London 1762. Maker John Cafe.

  • 1750

    John Café

    9557 George II Silver Snuffer Tray

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    A good quality antique sterling silver snuffer stand of serpentine form and a flying scroll handle. Good plain design and heavy gauge silver with applied shell borders. To the centre is a hand engraved armorial. Weight 313 grams, 10 troy ounces. Length 20.5cm. Width 10.2cm. Height 5.3cm. London 1750. Maker John Cafe.

  • 1743

    John Café

    9956 George II Antique Silver Taperstick

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    A delightful little antique sterling silver taperstick of plain early design having a knopped stem and shaped stepped foot. Cast silver. Weight 125 grams, 4.6 troy ounces. Height 11.3cm. Base diameter 7.2cm. London 1743. Maker John Cafe. Sterling silver.

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